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How does coloured light therapy work?
It is well known that colours are a form of energy that act on us as colour or light waves. The holistically effective colour therapy is used in the prevention of diseases or as an accompanying therapy for physical and mental disorders. The colour energies do not only work through the eyes; recent research has shown that other body structures also react to the waves generated by colours. In particular, colours influence the vegetative nervous system and the glands that work closely with it. This results in a comprehensive effect on the entire organism. Special lamps with different colour filters are used to illuminate the relevant parts of the body. In colour acupuncture, the acupuncture points are treated with small spot colour radiators. This has the effect of harmonising the energy disturbances - comparable to classical acupuncture.
Which characteristics are assigned to the different colours?
The colours red and blue as well as the mixed colours green and violet are assigned certain properties that stimulate the body's circulation but can also have a negative influence:
- Red has a stimulating effect on skin and glands
- Yellow stimulates the nerves and promotes metabolism
- Green helps with sleep disorders
- Blue calms and lowers blood pressure
While European orthodox medicine is still relatively reluctant, if not hostile, to colour light therapy, conventional medicine in the USA is open-minded and has already achieved considerable success in treatment.